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Bergkamp career gallery

Dennis Bergkamp playing for Ajax in 1990

Holland's Dennis Bergkamp joins Ajax as a 12-year-old and makes his debut in 1986, aged 17, against Roda

Dennis Bergkamp was the top goalscorer in Dutch football from 1991-93 and player of the season in 1992 and 1993

He helps Ajax win the Cup Winners' Cup later that season, the Dutch Championship in 1990 and the Uefa Cup in 1992

Dennis Bergkamp scores against Scotland in the Euro 92 Championship - the Dutch eventually bow out on penalties to Denmark

An international debut against Italy in 1990 is followed by the Euro 92 Championships - Holland lose in the semi-finals

Dennis Bergkamp wins the 1994 Uefa Cup with Inter Milan

But Bergkamp impresses and clinches a 12m move to Italian giants Internazionale where he wins the Uefa Cup in 1994

Dennis Bergkamp celebrates his goal against Ireland in the 2-0 win in their round of 16 clash

The Dutch reach the quarter-finals of the 1994 World Cup, but lose a thrilling game against eventual winners Brazil 3-2

Bruce Rioch (left) unveils Dennis Bergkamp as an Arsenal player

An unhappy time in Italy is brought to a close when Arsenal boss Bruce Rioch brings him to Highbury for 7.5m in 1995

Dennis Bergkamp scores against Southampton

Bergkamp makes a slow start at Highbury, but eventually gets off the mark with two goals in a 4-2 win over Southampton

Dennis Bergkamp trudges off after the 4-1 defeat to England at Wembley

Holland disappoint at Euro 96, losing 4-1 in a group game against hosts England before bowing out in the quarter-finals

Dennis Bergkamp scores a remarkable third goal against Leicester

Bergkamp shows his best form in the 1997-98 season; his spectacular hat-trick earning a 3-3 draw at Leicester

Dennis Bergkamp with the 1997/98 Premiership trophy

His efforts help Arsenal clinch the Premiership and FA Cup double, although he misses the FA Cup final through injury

Dennis Bergkamp with the PFA player of the year trophy

Bergkamp is also awarded the PFA player of the year title and comes third in Fifa's player of the year awards

Dennis Bergkamp scores a magical winner for Holland against Argentina in the quarter-finals

At the 1998 World Cup, Bergkamp scores one of the goals of the tournament, but Holland again fail to reach the final

Dennis Bergkamp scores in Arsenal's 5-1 victory over Middlesbrough in 1999

Bergkamp continues to be a pivotal figure in the Arsenal side, although silverware eludes them for a couple of seasons

Dennis Bergkamp (left) chases a ball in the 2000 Uefa Cup final

The Gunners reach the final of the 2000 Uefa Cup, but are held 0-0 by Turkish side Galatasaray and lose 4-1 on penalties

Dennis Bergkamp announced his retirement from international football after Euro 2000 - his fear of flying meant he would not travel to the 2002 World Cup in Japan

Bergkamp ends his international career without a trophy after Holland lose their Euro 2000 semi-final against Italy

Dennis Bergkamp's goal against Newcastle on 2 March, 2002 wins him the goal of the season trophy

On the domestic front, he wins the 2002 goal of the season as Arsenal again take the League and FA Cup double

(l-r) Ashley Cole, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were integral to Arsenal's unbeaten season

Arsenal win the FA Cup again in 2003, and Bergkamp plays his part in their unbeaten march to the 2004 Premiership title

Dennis Bergkamp celebrates a last-minute winner against FC Thun in the Champions League group stages

The 2005-06 season is Bergkamp's last, and although he is not a regular starter, he scores some crucial goals

Dennis Bergkamp celebrates his last Arsenal goal with Philippe Senderos and Mathieu Flamini

His last goal for Arsenal, against West Brom, fittingly comes on 'Bergkamp Day', held by the club in his honour

Dennis Bergkamp after the Champions League final

But Champions League glory escapes him in his last Arsenal match, as the Gunners lose the final to Barcelona

Bergkamp tie set for new stadium
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